Local Round-Up: Copenhagen Half Marathon to slow down traffic this Sunday

With a sizeable number of participants registered, adjustments will be made to the traffic flow. You’ve been warned!

As approximately 20,000 runners will make their way through Copenhagen this sunday, you’d be best off swapping your car for your bike. (photo: Pixabay)
September 17th, 2021 4:37 pm| by Mariesa Brahms
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This Sunday, Copenhagen’s streets are expected to be crowded with runners participating in this year’s Half Marathon.

Approximately 20,000 participants will attempt to run the 21 km route, which starts in Østerbro before passing through Nørrebro, Frederiksberg, Vesterbro and the city centre and then ending in Østerbro again.

Check out the route in the image below.

Beware of the following
The route will be closed to car traffic from 09:00 to 15:00.

However, it is still possible to drive from A to B within the city on Sunday. The streets of Langebro, HC Andersens Boulevard, Aboulevarden, Agade, Bispeengsbuen, Kalvebod Brygge, Bernstorffsgade, Gronningen and Folke Bernadottes Allé will be accessible for cars.

Possible to cross the route
Pedestrians and cyclists are allowed to cross the Half Marathon’s route any time there is no runner in sight.

Considering the expected number of participants, it’s probably smart to check the route to avoid the busiest time slots.

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